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  • FunSpace II Playground Formal Celebration July 26

    The public is invited to enjoy live music and refreshments on Saturday when the Parks & Recreation Department staff and supporters lead a grand opening celebration for the new Dickinson Memorial Playground (FunSpace II). The celebration will take place at 11 am at Dickinson Park, on Elm Drive.

  • New Dickinson Memorial Park Playground Taking Shape

    A wooden tower and series of ramps rose last Wednesday at Dickinson Park, filling the place where FunSpace used to be. The old playground, built in 1989, that had offered a place for recreation until it was closed in early October and razed soon after, is being replaced by another play space.

  • Making Way For A New Playscape

    Loud cracking sounds came from the corner of Funspace at Dickinson Park playground on Thursday, October 10. But the slides, swings, and wooden playscape were empty. The playground was silent except for popping noises and the hum of hydraulics.

  • Disaster Averted

    To The Editor:

    On September 30th I decided to take my two year old grandson to Dickinson Park, as it was an exceptionally beautiful day. Little did I know a potential tragedy was about to unfold.  I am writing this letter as a cautionary tale for those of you who assume that all town facilities are maintained at the highest level of safety.

  • A Stream’s New Home In The Open Air

    Native trees and shrubs are now in place and will eventually cast shade on the Deep Brook tributary at Dickinson Park. The recent planting is now an environmentally sensitive area that will need time to mature. 

  • Donations Double Dickinson Playground Funds

    Turning a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) request of $438,000 into a $874,162 project through donated funds from various sources, Recreation Director Amy Mangold said this week that a full scale project for a new Dickinson Park playground can take place.

  • Reminder: Summer Jam Concert This Afternoon

    Attendance was down last week, no doubt in large part due to the heatwave, but organizers would like to remind residents that there will be a Summer Jam Concert at Dickinson Park this afternoon.

  • Park Tour Will Explore Restoration Proposal

    A pond along the southern side of Deep Brook Road, opposite the skate park at Dickinson Park, flows beneath the road and feeds the tributary flowing across an open field. Resident and landscape architect Billie Cohen envisions boardwalks and viewing platforms bringing guests out over the water to experience wildlife there. 

  • Parks & Rec Seeking Support For Park Restoration

    “I think the timing is crucial now to get the project out to the community,” landscape designer Billie Cohen wrote in a recent correspondence to Parks and Recreation Commission Chairman Ed Marks. Ms Cohen and the commission have been looking at her schematic design of what Dickinson Park could become in the future — a restored natural sanctuary within and around the existing recreational park, as she states in a mission statement.

    Questions of funding and community support to move the project forward remain.

  • A Typo In Granite

    An accidental misspelling on a recently installed Dickinson Park sign will need to be corrected.

     “It will have to be recast,” said Parks & Recreation Department Director Amy Mangold regarding a granite sign put in place late last week outside the A. Fenn Dickinson Memorial Park. Fenn has been carved as Finn on the sign.